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Safe and Affordable Housing Calculator

Gender-based violence is the number one reason why women seek emergency shelter or are forced to become homeless. Without safe and affordable housing, escaping violence can be almost impossible for thousands of women and their children.

Use our Safe and Affordable Housing Calculator to learn more and join us to Champion Women.

Safe and Affordable Housing Calculator

How affordable is your housing?

Start by telling us some basic information about your housing costs. We won’t be collecting or sharing this information.

Income:
Your Monthly Take-Home Pay

Housing Costs:
Your Monthly Rent/Mortgage Payments

Safe and Affordable Housing Calculator

Your affordability results:

Affordable

Unaffordable

You did not provide an answer.

Affordable housing means spending 30% or less of your monthly income on housing. As housing prices in Toronto continue to skyrocket, we know the cost of rent is only part of the picture.

Keep going to see where you rank on the safety scale.

You’re in the affordable range.

Affordable housing” means spending 30% or less of your monthly income on housing. As housing prices in Toronto continue to skyrocket, we know the cost of rent is only part of the picture.

Keep going to see where you rank on the safety scale.

You’re in the unaffordable range.

Affordable housing” means spending 30% or less of your monthly income on housing. As housing prices in Toronto continue to skyrocket, we know the cost of rent is only part of the picture.

Keep going to see where you rank on the safety scale.

We’re building a fierce and caring community: one that’s committed to advocating for investments in housing and improvements to essential services. Please consider joining us. Sign up to learn more and add your voice to ours.

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Safe and Affordable Housing Calculator

I identify as:

Unsafe

Safe

Worldwide, women and girls live at greater risk of domestic violence, sexual assault and harassment.

If you are experiencing violence or need emergency shelter, you’re not on your own. You can reach out to us directly or find more information about our shelter and housing support here.

Safe and Affordable Housing Calculator

Would you have a safe place to stay if you had to find a new home?

Unsafe

Safe

Nearly 80% of women and children fleeing violence are turned away from shelters because they are full.

YWCA Toronto is one of the largest providers of housing for women and their families in Canada. Click here to reach out to us directly or to learn more about our shelter and housing programs.

Safe and Affordable Housing Calculator

Could you afford first and last month’s rent if you had to find a new home?

Unsafe

Safe

53% of Toronto’s low income households are women.

YWCA Toronto offers a range of support programs to women and girls escaping violence, helping them heal from trauma and rebuild their lives. We can help you with such things as childcare, mental health support or even interest-free loans. Find out more here.

Safe and Affordable Housing Calculator

If you are a parent and you had to leave your home due to safety concerns, would you be able to take your children with you?

Unsafe

Safe

Last year, YWCA Toronto provided safe shelter and housing to 1,700 women and children. Not all shelters take children, leaving many with no choice but to continue living with violence.

YWCA Toronto is one of the largest providers of housing for women and their families in Canada. Click here to reach out to us directly or find more information about our shelter and housing programs.

Safe and Affordable Housing Calculator

Do you have access to references and a good credit score to find a home?

Unsafe

Safe

Gender equality and economic equality go hand in hand: Women still earn on average 35% less than men for doing the same job.

YWCA Toronto provides employment, training, and settlement support to immigrants and refugees—people for whom the difficulty of securing a safe, non-precarious home is compounded. Find out more here.

Your Results

Affordability

Unaffordable

Affordable

You ranked Affordable on the housing scale.

You ranked Unaffordable on the housing scale.

Safety

Safe

Unsafe

You ranked Safe on the safety scale.

You answered 1 or more of our questions as unsafe.

If you are experiencing violence and need shelter, you’re not on your own. You can reach out for support here.

Join us and Champion Women.

For women and girls, a safe place to stay can make the difference between being able to leave a violent situation or not. And without stable employment, the challenge of finding safe and affordable housing only increases—especially for women who are Indigenous, racialized, living with disabilities, newcomers, seniors, single moms, or LGBTQ2S+.

At YWCA Toronto, we’re working to change this. We champion women and girls, providing employment support, housing options and shelters, and other transformative services. It would be impossible for us to do this work without the support of our fierce and caring community.

Join the movement for safe and affordable housing for women and girls.

Will you join us and Champion Women too?

Sign up now.

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For women and girls, a safe place to stay can make the difference between being able to leave a violent situation or not. And without stable employment, the challenge of finding safe and affordable housing only increases—especially for women who are Indigenous, racialized, living with disabilities, newcomers, seniors, single moms, or LGBTQ2S+.
At YWCA Toronto, we’re working to change this. We champion women and girls, providing employment support, housing options and shelters, and other transformative services. It would be impossible for us to do this work without the support of our fierce and caring community.
Join the movement for safe and affordable housing for women and girls.

YWCA TORONTO
87 ELM STREET
TORONTO, ON  M5G 0A8

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10822 9865 RR0001

YWCA Toronto respects your privacy and adheres to all legislative requirements with respect to protecting privacy. No income and housing information, or quiz answers, will be collected by YWCA Toronto.

Thank you for using our Safe and Affordable Housing Calculator.

Along with thousands of others, you’re now part of the movement for safe and affordable housing for women and girls. You are helping champion women. Thank you for choosing to join us.
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